Though Eva Mendes hasn't made an on-screen appearance since 2014, there's one person who just might be able to get her into acting again—her longtime partner, Ryan Gosling. The actress told Extra recently that she would love to work with Gosling again.
During the interview, Mendes was asked who she would love to co-star with in an upcoming project to which she replied, "Ryan Gosling" and said she would "absolutely" co-star alongside him again. "I'm excited to go back to work," she told the outlet. "It's just not, like, I'm dying to do a movie again, so it has to be something really special."
The couple met while filming the 2012 movie The Place Beyond the Pines and quietly started dating. Since then, the pair has remained very private about their relationship, but are the proud parents to their two daughters, Amada and Esmerelda. "They're extremely private," a source told Us Weekly in November 2018. "You're not going to see them out on the town or hanging with other celebrities very often. Ryan wants to keep his private life out of the public's reach."
While we don't think there's a better way for Mendes to make her big-screen return than a project with Gosling, the star has admitted that she doesn't prefer the spotlight. "What people don't know about me is that I love being home," she told Shape in March 2017. "Instead of hitting the red carpet, I'd rather be with our girls." Ultimately, Gosling will do whatever Mendes is most comfortable with. "Ryan is completely infatuated with Eva," the insider told Us Weekly. "His main goal is to make her happy."